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Jared Sullinger injures back

Updated: January 31, 2013, 12:30 AM ET
By Chris Forsberg | ESPNBoston.com

BOSTON -- Celtics coach Doc Rivers said rookie Jared Sullinger had been dealing with back woes in recent weeks, but it hadn't forced the first-year forward off the floor until Wednesday's 99-81 triumph over the Sacramento Kings.

Sullinger played a mere 4 minutes, 8 seconds before pulling himself from the game because of back spasms. He tried to ice the affected area in hopes of returning to the game, but was ruled out late in the first half.

"I know he was trying to get back ...

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